23 MARCH 1918, Page 1

Early on Thursday morning some enemy destroyers bombarded Dunkirk for

ten minutes. They were caught by two British and three French destroyers, and in the action which followed two enemy destroyers and two torpedo-boats seem to have been sunk. Survivors from the torpedo-boats were picked up. One British destroyer was damaged but returned to port. Our casualties were slight. The French ships had no casualties. The Zeebrugge flotilla seldom shows itself to the Allied patrols, but their vigilance has at last been rewarded.